As we edge ever closer to the picture wrap of Star Trek Beyond, still very little information has been released (officially or otherwise) about the film’s plot or even its characters. The cast and grew gathered for an official press conference today at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. The event included director/producer Justin Lin, executive producer Jeffrey Chernov, writers Douglas Jung & Simon Pegg and actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba. Hit the jump for video of the event.
As usual, the cast and crew didn’t go into much detail pertaining to the plot of the film. Mostly, they spoke to what positive experiences they’ve had with their fellow stars and crew and what shooting in Dubai will bring to the film.
“We came searching for the future and we found it,” said producer Jeffrey Chernov. “We’d drive around Dubai and look at things and we’d have to figure out how we can use those visual guides to tell our story. I’d see a building and say ‘we have to figure out how to put that in our movie.’”
Chris Pine agreed, adding that Dubai is like a “futureland” with an aesthetic that a future city might have.
Simon Pegg, co-writer and co-star of the film, talked about how Beyond will be like the Star Trek we grew to love on Television but also fit into the landscape of modern cinema.
“The film industry is ever changing, and this has to be a new kind of Star Trek. So, the challenge was to marry the two: the traditional Star Trek that everyone grew up watching, and our Star Trek, which is a much more new [sort of thing] very much represented by our presence here in Dubai.”